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Jay Evensen: Lyft and Uber — The free market at work

Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market.

My view: Utah's public education system: Money and taxes

We have been witnessing a concerted effort to “reform” education in Utah. But if one looks closely at the motives behind the reform efforts, one will see the words money and taxes. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Rand Paul's bogus outreach

On racial issues, the GOP needs a successor to Kemp — and an alternative to Paul. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Socratic observations — Politics are part of the human condition

Our new lifestyle liberals and liberated libertarians have this in common: They both wish politics would go away — in fact, they believe the fundamental moral responsibility of politics can... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The post-euphoric world

On the one hand, we are being drawn closer together by … globalization. On the other hand, we're being pulled further apart by deep and durable ethnic, religious, historical and nationalistic... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

And yet, something about this whole Entrepreneur Barbie marketing campaign seems so cynical and exploitative — the collision of two increasingly tedious, shark-jumping media trends. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Measuring a nation’s stability

What is a nation? This simple question has been at the heart of political philosophy and historical debate for hundreds of years. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Contrary to Krugman, debt outlook looks dim

Paul Krugman looks at interest rates in Italy, Spain and Japan and is reassured. I look at their stagnant levels of economic activity and am alarmed, because they are not alone. The world is awash... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Drew Clark: Would Six Californias make the state more governable?

It may simply be an accident of history that the continental U.S. has two super-sized states in California and Texas. The leaders of these states and Congress foresaw the need to make them smaller.... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Review of questions surrounding 2015 SLC mayoral race

Politicos are ruminating about the next big election — the 2015 Salt Lake City mayoral race. We review the questions surrounding the inscrutable Mayor Ralph Becker. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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John Florez: Corporate or public interest, which is it?

The governor and legislators take pride in touting Utah as the best-managed state in the union, at least when it comes to promoting business development; but it may be at the expense of the general... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Greg Bell: New minimum-wage laws — Government as provider

It’s one thing to conclude that the government owes people a living. It’s quite another for the laws to mandate employers to pay workers what the government has generously decided they... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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My view: A comic controversy in Salt Lake? Not really

The good news for geeks like me is that Salt Lake City will, in all likelihood, have a massively successful, well-run comic book convention for years to come. Whether that event is called... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Michael Gerson: The paradox of American diversity

Events in Ferguson demonstrate the paradox of American diversity: An increasingly multicultural nation remains deeply divided by race and class. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Strategic thinking – Why Hillary got it right

Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Those who confront death — ISIS and arming the Peshmerga

The ISIS scourge continues as Islamic militants, surging with primeval bloodlust, are torturing, slaughtering and then mutilating the corpses of men, women and children in northern Iraq. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Mary Barker: What crony capitalism really looks like

A contributor to Forbes recently wrote, “The largest, wealthiest, most powerful organizations in the world [American corporations] are on the public dole. Where is the outrage?” Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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George F. Will: Into a new void?

This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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My view: Learning from Robin Williams' death

When I read about Robin Williams' recent bouts with severe depression that likely led to his death, I thought, “It could’ve been me!” While I have never attempted suicide,... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Where have all the entrepreneurs gone (cont.) ?

American businesses are aging, I wrote last week, and a sharp decline in startup companies is a big reason. As the share of young firms shrinks, the surviving companies are naturally older —... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Richard Davis: Despite leaders, Utah needs a comprehensive education plan

Just as the state adopted and implemented a comprehensive transportation plan, so Utah needs a similar education plan that will reform education and increase currently inadequate funding. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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My view: Staying safe during the 100 deadliest days of summer

All partners in Zero Fatalities have greatly stepped up efforts to help everyone using Utah’s roadways to travel safe and avoid tragedy during this busy time of year. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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It only takes one person to make a difference in the world. Is it you?

National Edition

Lots of people bemoan the state of the world — the problems feel a bit overwhelming. War. Terrorism. Ebola. Homelessness. Poverty. Unemployment. Bullying. Sagging grades. Family dysfunction.... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: The Fed's great 'slack' debate

Call it the great "slack" debate. For nearly six years, the Federal Reserve has held short-term interest rates near zero to boost the economy. Is it now time to consider raising rates to pre-empt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Impeachment, the border crisis and other issues creating political crazy talk

The high temperatures across the country seem to be frazzling many political brains. In other words, we’re hearing lots of crazy talk. But what seems crazy to some people is a heartfelt... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Robert Bennett: The Green Lantern Theory of Presidency

Some political scientists have created “The Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency.” The theory is that the President is equally powerful in the political arena, capable of achieving... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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